So what the president wants isn’t our policy? Okay.
President Biden admitted Monday that during a speech in Poland over the weekend he said Russian President Putin should not be running Russia. That is, the U.S. wants regime change.
This despite a White House statement after his speech saying he WASN’T talking about Putin’s rule over Russia.
But, never mind.
Now, he’s trying to say it was just a personal opinion. And the Russians are supposed to take him at his word. So it sounds like he is basically redoing the damage done in Warsaw, giving Putin even more reason to escalate the war because his long-held fears the U.S. wants to remove him are further confirmed.
Biden said Monday:
Because it’s ridiculous. Nobody believes we’re going to take town — I was going to — I was talking about taking down Putin. Nobody who believes that. Number one.
Number two, what have I been talking about all — since this all began? The only war that’s worse than one intended is one that’s unintended. The last thing I want to do is engage in a land war or a nuclear war with Russia. That’s not part of it.
I was expressing my outrage at the behavior of this man. It’s outrageous. It’s outrageous. And it’s more an aspiration than anything. He shouldn’t be in power.
There’s no — I mean, people like this shouldn’t be ruling countries, but they do. The fact they do — but it doesn’t mean I can’t express my outrage about it.